Family Business Center

Family Business Center

Preparing the Next Generation to Own the Family Business

Friday, March 28, 7:30 AM

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Ownership of your family business requires a specific list that goes well beyond day-to-day management of the company. Hear from members of the fourth generation of family-owned and operated Marvin Windows and Doors about how they are preparing for their future roles as owners of the family business. Learn how and when they started preparing to own the company, what their ownership structure looks like and which tools they use to prepare for ownership. 

Panelists from Marvin Windows and Doors

Dan Marvin is the business manager for Infinity from Marvin, a division of Marvin focused on providing high quality, low maintenance Ultrex fiberglass replacement windows to homeowners. Dan has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He serves on the company’s board of directors.

Christine Marvin is the director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors, and is responsible for planning, development and implementation of the Marvin brand product, pricing and marketing strategies. Her undergraduate degree is from Macalester College and her M.B.A. from the University of Denver. Christine also serves on the board of directors. 


Dr. Christopher Puto is the dean, Opus Distinguished Chair and professor of marketing of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Before joining St. Thomas in 2002, Puto served as dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. During his tenure, the McDonough School MBA program rose to number 22 in the US News and World Report rankings and was named a top-tier business school for the first time in the prestigious Business Week national rankings.

Under his leadership, the Opus College of Business has received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and has been ranked in the top 25% of accredited U.S. business schools. In addition, its undergraduate program has been ranked 86th in the U.S.

Puto’s academic specialties are marketing strategy, consumer and managerial decision-making and advertising. He was the first person to receive a Ph.D. in business administration from Duke University.

A note to family business advisors: The breakfast series is restricted to members of family businesses.

Event Details:
Friday, March 28, 7:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Opus Hall
Room 201/202
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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